from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Expression of approval, commendation, or admiration.
- n. The extolling or exaltation of a deity, ruler, or hero.
- n. Archaic A reason for praise; merit.
- transitive v. To express warm approbation of, commendation for, or admiration for.
- transitive v. To extol or exalt; worship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. commendation; favorable representation in words.
- n. worship.
- v. To give praise to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Commendation for worth; approval expressed; honor rendered because of excellence or worth; laudation; approbation.
- n. Especially, the joyful tribute of gratitude or homage rendered to the Divine Being; the act of glorifying or extolling the Creator; worship, particularly worship by song, distinction from prayer and other acts of worship.
- n. The object, ground, or reason of praise.
- transitive v. To commend; to applaud; to express approbation of; to laud; -- applied to a person or his acts.
- transitive v. To extol in words or song; to magnify; to glorify on account of perfections or excellent works; to do honor to; to display the excellence of; -- applied especially to the Divine Being.
- transitive v. To value; to appraise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To express approbation or admiration of; laud; applaud; eulogize; commend.
- To extol in gratitude and devotion for blessings received; especially, to offer grateful homage to; worship; glorify.
- To appraise; set a price upon; value.
- Synonyms and Praise, Applaud, Extol, laud, eulogize, celebrate, exalt, bless. Praise is the general word; it is positive, but of varying degrees of strength. We praise, applaud, and extol by words written or spoken; we may applaud also by clapping the hands or by other physical demonstrations of approbation. To extol is to praise very highly, generally at some length. See eulogy.
- n. The expression of approbation or esteem because of some virtue, meritorious performance, or pleasing quality; bestowal of commendation or admiration for something excellent or beautiful; laudation; applause.
- n. The expression of any opinion, whether in commendation or otherwise; hence, fame; reputation.
- n. The expression of love and gratitude for benefits received; devotion with thanksgiving; especially, a tribute of grateful homage to God.
- n. A ground or reason for praise.
- n. A subject for praise; a person or thing worthy to be praised.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expression of approval and commendation
- n. offering words of homage as an act of worship
- v. express approval of
Both begin with the _praise_ of the Lord to whom all praise is due.
a thousand years since_: neither am I moved with certain courtly decencies, which I esteem it flattery to praise in presence; no, it is flattery to _praise in absence: that is_, when _either_ the virtue is absent, _or -- the occasion_ is absent, and so the praise is _not natural_, but _forced_, either in truth, _or -- in time_.
Faint praise is still praise from the Walking Dead.
These epithets are deserved by a great many faces, but on very different grounds; and the praise is a different thing, accordingly.
All the praise is ascribed to God: Thou hast subdued them under me, v. 39.
But the praise is neither universal nor complete, and there are many who assert that Mr. Cuomo has, not unlike his predecessor, been more interested in headlines than in undertaking the tedious chores needed to bring lasting reform, and that he has mishandled, sidestepped or prolonged some public integrity cases.
Cutting Social Security benefits during an employment recession might win Obama praise from the Washington Post editorial board, but it isn't going to bring people to the polls to vote for the center-left.
It will be difficult to say this without appearing to be in praise of this rogue and occupying state, however, yes -- Israel is more democratic in many ways than most Middle Eastern countries and I say hats-off to Channel 10 for doing the honorable thing of allowing the video to air while knowing that it will cause much criticism.
Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama has already put out a statement in praise of Liu Xiaobo's Nobel win.
I came across many people who stopped and offered a word of praise.